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Re: NO MORE FINES in NLRB Ruling Mandatory Union Participation!
— by friend of Gene Debs friend of Gene Debs
It is against the law to require any member to picket under threat of a fine. Brother Newell of Carpenters Local Union # 291, Albany, N.Y.  won his case against the union and NEVER had to pay a fine even though the union had sent him a notice of the fine.. It is any members prerogative as to if they want to participate in so  called " required " union activity.  He had a B.A. , Mark Sowalski, tell him during a monthly meeting that it was not a " fine ", that it was an " assessment ".  That is bullshit.  Of course Mr. Sowalski is the consummate bullshitter anyway. Brother Newell proved Mr. Bullshitter wrong in the court of law. You can too.  Just file the charge at your local NLRB office if you are ever threatened with an " assessment " ( FINE ) for not participating in their bullshit  activities. One word of caution.  It may take quite a few months for the NLRB to make their determination.  But hang in there. In the end you will prevail. If Newell can do it ( and he is no genius )  you can do it too !